What does good digital & IT look like in SME businesses?
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The guide is written in plain English for non-technical directors and managers with responsibility for IT. The accompanying Framework is a means to benchmark the business’s current level of digital and IT maturity and set operational targets.
It’s aimed at SME businesses who either don’t have in-house IT or a limited department, who don’t have the budget of larger competitors and are looking for ways to extend and improve their existing technology.
360 degree view of everything the non-technical director needs to consider from managing cyber security risks to opportunities for technology-enabled growth
Case studies from northern SME businesses like Whitby Seafoods, Checkmate Fire Solutions and ZyroFisher
A guide to using the accompanying FluidIT Maturity Framework.
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What does good digital & IT looks like in SME businesses
The FluidIT Maturity Framework
The accidental IT director's guide
The FluidIT maturity framework is an overview of everything the non-technical IT director needs to consider when establishing or reviewing an IT function, from developing a proactive digital strategy to IT infrastructure and cyber security.
Solving the digital divide between SME businesses
In a world where business growth is increasingly dependent on digital and IT there is a growing divide between businesses that are technology-enabled and ones that are not.
How do you find the right system or blend of systems?
It’s vital to understand the extent to which existing systems meet business requirements and can be scaled to meet future growth.
Using edge technologies to get more out of your existing systems
Directors looking to bridge the gaps in their business system capabilities often feel they are faced with only two options – invest in a new system or extend their existing systems.
Are you making the best informed business decisions?
Nearly half of all UK business leaders (45 per cent) are still using their gut instincts when it comes to making business decisions.
How do you know if your cyber security is adequate?
Increasing cyber security provision is the top technology concern for SME businesses. This isn’t a surprise when 81 per cent of SMEs in the UK reported at least one data breach or cyber-attack in 2020.
Should all of your systems be in the cloud?
The right IT infrastructure is one that meets the aspirations of the business growth plan, and provides responsive, reliable, scalable levels of performance no matter what is thrown at it. It allows staff to work securely from anywhere, without impinging on performance and productivity.
Are you getting the most out of your Managed Service Provider (MSP)?
With the increasing shift to digital cloud-based solutions and widespread adoption of remote-working, SMEs are driving a global increase in demand for Managed Service Providers (MSPs).
What does a modern IT function look like?
The increasing importance of technology to businesses means that SMEs who want to get ahead of the competition require a modern IT function, capable of partnering with the business and harnessing cloud technology to drive innovation and achieve transformational growth.